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chocco
14-11-03, 14:39
Interesting Stuff
The first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV were Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the US Treasury.
Men can read smaller print than women can; women can hear better.
Coca-Cola was originally green.
Q. What American State has the highest percentage of people who walk to work? A. Alaska
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.
The youngest pope was 11 years old.
The first novel ever written on a typewriter: Tom Sawyer
Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King David; Hearts - Charlemagne; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Diamonds - Julius Caesar
If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both of the horses front legs in the air the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.
Q. What occurs more often in December than any other month? A. Conception
Q. Most boat owners name their boats. What is the most popular boat name requested? A. Obsession
Q. What is the only food that doesn't spoil? A. Honey
Q. There are more collect calls on this day than any other day of the year? A. Father's Day
Q. What trivia fact about Mel Blanc (voice of Bugs Bunny) is the most ironic? A. He was allergic to carrots
Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party? A. Snooping in your medicine cabinet
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "Goodnight, sleep tight."
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month. We know it today as the "Honeymoon."
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them, "Mind your own pints and quarts and settle down!" It's where we get the phrase "Mind your P's and Q's."
Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden ...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
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Nicky
14-11-03, 14:49
Coca-Cola was originally green.It would be interesting if we could still drink green coca cola! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yuck.gif

Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades - King David; Hearts - Charlemagne; Clubs - Alexander the Great; Diamonds - Julius CaesarThat's very interesting! Thanks, chocco! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

If a statue in the park of a person on a horse has both of the horses front legs in the air the person died in battle. If the horse has one front leg in the air the person died as a result of wounds received in battle. If the horse has all four legs on the ground, the person died of natural causes.Next time I go to the center of my city, I'm gonna take a good notice of all those statues of men on horseback! ;)

Q. What is an activity performed by 40% of all people at a party? A. Snooping in your medicine cabinetI bet everybody does this, all over the world! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/silent.gif

engagree
14-11-03, 14:55
In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes, the mattress tightened making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase "Goodnight, sleep tight."
It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink. Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month. We know it today as the "Honeymoon."
In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts. So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them, "Mind your own pints and quarts and settle down!" It's where we get the phrase "Mind your P's and Q's."
Many years ago in England, pub frequenters had a whistle baked into the rim or handle of their ceramic cups. When they needed a refill, they used the whistle to get some service. "Wet your whistle" is the phrase inspired by this practice.
In Scotland, a new game was invented. It was entitled Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden ...and thus the word GOLF entered into the English language.
Good stuff, I'm always interested in the origin of words and phrases.

TopCat.TopBeing
14-11-03, 14:56
hehe thanks Chocco! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif very interesting indeed. and funny too http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Annacia
14-11-03, 15:50
OMG!!!!!
The world's youngest parents were 8 and 9 and lived in China in 1910.